Famous Philosophers

Our philosophy commentary

famous philosophers & philosophy plays at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

These philosophy plays and philosophy lessons were written by Rev Dr Wally Shaw, a teacher and philosopher, as a study aid for those wanting to learn about the life and legacy of philosophers David Hume, Adam Smith, Jeremy Bentham and Socrates.

We have had great feedback on these philosophy plays as an aid to learn philosophy over the 5 years of productions at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We had favourable reviews of these plays when we performed them during Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

These teaching philosophy lessons were written by Dr Wally Shaw, a teacher and philosopher, as a study guide for those teaching philosophy to help in examining the philosophy of these great men. They are an effective way for philosophy students to dramatise and roll play in the life of these great philosophers as a tool for understanding their philosophy and their environment and are a valuable teaching philosophy resource.

We have an extensive commentary on the philosophical works of David Hume.

Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham Philosophy

Life
Biography
Quotes

The play "Jeremy Bentham The Pursuit of Happiness" as performed at the Edinburgh Festival 2007 is available to buy on lulu bookstore.

Adam Smith

Adam Smith Philosophy

Life
Biography
Quotes

The play "Adam Smith - Making Poverty History" as performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2008 is available to buy on lulu bookstore.

David Hume

David Hume Philosophy

Life & works of Hume
Biography
Quotes

The play "David Hume - Citizen of the World" as performed at the Edinburgh Festival 2005 is available to buy on lulu bookstore.

Socrates

Socrates philosophy

Life
Biography
Quotes

The play "Socrates Last Days and Legacy" as performed at the Edinburgh Festival 2006 is available to buy on lulu bookstore. 

 

Notes on how to use these teaching philosophy lessons

These philosophy plays and study guides are a great resource for dramatising and roll playing in a study group.

If you are interested in how to use these philosophy study guides then please see our section on Teaching Philosophy where there is information on how to use these plays. These philosophy plays were written by a philosophy teacher for his students to dramatise and immerse themselves in the life and times of these philosophers.

Our Philosophy Plays, Philosophy Activities & Philosophy Lessons

Interested in using our philosophy plays during your philosophy lesson for University Philosophy, High School Philosophy and College Philosophy? We have advice for your philosophy lesson.

If you have found our "Commentaries on Philosophers David Hume, Adam Smith, Jeremy Betham, Socrates" valuable then please see our notes on how to use our philosophy plays, philosophy lessons and philosophy activities in your class.


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